Celebrate National Donut Day with 20% off all graphic tees and complimentary donuts! We love this holiday for obvious reasons (and it’s salute to volunteers that served donuts to WWI soldiers.)

Visit us and treat yourself to a graphic tee. Hurry in for this super cute “Abs Are Great But Have You Tried Donuts” tee! We’re happy to welcome Yonutz for complimentary donuts while you shop! With a passion for desserts and 5 hungry kids between them, two local sisters found themselves spending a lot of time (and money) at the yogurt and donut chains around town. Pretty soon, the lack of quality ingredients and ho-hum atmosphere got them dreaming of a better option. Come try out the delicious treats June 2nd, 2017 for National Donut Day!

 

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We’re celebrating the official start of summer with a Memorial Day SALE!!! Enjoy 20% off Saturday – Monday on special selections! Stock up on everything you need for summer: sandals, beach bags, hats, bikinis and swimwear, accessories, and plenty of summer dresses and apparel from our favorite designers.

Saturday, May 27: 20% off Beachwear

Sunday, May 28: 20% off Accessories

Monday, May 29: 20% off Clothing

The fun kicks off Saturday and continues through Monday!

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Join us for a Mother’s Day event Saturday, May 13th from 12pm to 3pm. Guest pop-up boutiques will be on site to make mom’s day extra special!

Design a personalized flower arrangement with Stems by Jen. Jen will incorporate an elegant and unique style that is custom created by you. All blooms on hand are fresh and each individual creation is treated as a masterpiece.

Create an organic, handmade body scrub with Scrub Love. Made with the highest quality ingredients, you can rest assured that this product is all organic and will leave your skin feeling smooth and hydrated. Made locally in Fort Lauderdale with Love. Flavors for your custom scrub will include: Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass and Bergamot.

Plus, guests can enjoy champagne and sweet treats while you browse our great collections from favorites like Kendra Scott, Alex and Ani, ReWined Candles, and tons of cute gifts. Shop for everything you need to make mom’s day!

Lilac And Lilies Boutique is your one-stop shop for hand selected clothing, accessories and gifts. Step inside our boutique and find amazing items like candles from ReWined, and accessories from Kendra Scott, Jennifer Zeuner, and Cimber, and swimwear from L*Space.

march-events-featuredJoin us at Lilac And Lilies for an eventful May! Please see our event schedule below. Please note, event details are subject to change. Please call the store at 954.530.3109 for questions.


May 5

Cinco de Mayo Flash Sale

  • 5 + 5 = 10!
  • 10% off storewide, including sale merchandise
  • Enjoy margaritas while you shop

May 13

Mother’s Day Event

  • Floral pop-up boutique with Stems by Jen
  • Personalized hand scrubs with Scrub Love
  • Sips & Sweets

May 27 – 29

Memorial Day Sale

  • Saturday, May 27: 20% off beachwear
  • Sunday, May 28: 20% off accessories
  • Monday, May 29: 20% off clothing

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We have new arrivals from L*Space! Get the look with effortlessly chic getaway styles for adventurers, jet setters, explorers, & lovers of life.

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We’re having a party and you’re invited! Come celebrate our 8th Birthday Bash with us!!!! We’re slashing prices up to 80% off and showing off new arrivals (and we mean tons of new arrivals). Enjoy storewide savings, sips & sweets, and a photo booth! We’re also excited to have a braid bar compliments of JustAir, Friday April 28th from 12pm to 3pm.

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The hunt is on! Thursday 4/13 through Saturday 4/15 we’re having an Easter Egg Hunt. Find an Easter egg hidden around the store and bring it to the register for a surprise discount! Plus, enjoy complimentary cupcakes and a signature cocktail while you shop.

Please note we will be open Saturday till 7pm, and closed Easter Sunday.

Name: Jenny Blakeney

Company: Real Food Scout

Age: 37

Instagram: Real Food Scout

Website: www.RealFoodScout.com

 

How did you get to where you are today?

I grew up eating a highly processed food diet, and spent most of my 20s continuing those poor habits. I wasn’t aware I needed to change anything, until I got pregnant. It was the first time I had actually thought about what I was putting in my body. A constant diet of Coffee, Croissants, and Coke’s wasn’t going to cut it anymore. So I slowly began to make some changes, eating less processed food and cooking more from scratch. But I had two young babies 14 months apart, and I couldn’t spend hours in the kitchen, so she created practical ways to simplify life in the kitchen. Real Food for Real Life is what I call it.

 What is your elevator pitch on what you do?

Through my website, workshops and online courses, I guide people how to eat more Real Food and less processed junk, and show tips and strategies for simplifying life in the kitchen.  The Real Food Scout brand is all about Real Food for Real Life.

 How do you define success? Do you consider yourself “successful”?

Success is a tricky one. I mean I would have said I was a success the day I started volunteering for Jamie Oliver. I was passionate about something and I took action. To me that is success. So to define success for me, would be to say that when you find what you love to do, start now. Most of us are waiting for this future for things to be ready, don’t wait, it’s all a continual process and journey  just like food, so start today. As for the day to day, I am continually working, tweaking, and evolving my business to come up with ways that reach my audience in the best way possible. Everyday is different and some days feel successful and some days don’t, but that doest stop me from pushing forward. 

What have been some of the most rewarding things in your career thus far?

The daily messages I get from people who tell me I changed their life in some way, with a recipe or a tip and simplified their personal food journey, it just doesn’t get better than that.

 What have been some of your mistakes? What have you learned from them?

Um, I think I make them all day, every day. The only way to grow and improve is to try something. Take a risk, test the waters, and then adjust and move forward.  Making a so called “mistake” is the only way to learn and improve, so bring on the mistakes!

 What do you still want to achieve personally and/or professionally?

 Every day I’m just trying to reach more people and grow my audience. I’m so passionate about food and getting the word out that real food can be simple and can simplify your life and better your health too. So, for me, it is really just about growing the brand so I can help more and more people. The more of us are on board with real food, the faster we can change our broken food system and tragic health epidemic.

When was the last time you were overwhelmed and cried from something provoked by work?

 Usually every 4 weeks, like clockwork. Hah. It’s a cycle, pun intended, but there is a quote I love about the creative process, emotional roller coaster. “This is awesome. This is tricky. This is shit. I am shit. This might be okay. This is awesome.” I just love that because it is so true, it flows like that constantly, so it is helpful that when are you down, you’re usually not there long.

 How has your career affected your personal life/relationships?

I feel really lucky to have such a wonderful support system and friends that encourage me and my business and passion. It can be hard to balance because every time I see food, I’m thinking or ways to incorporate it into my business, and I see food a lot because food is everywhere, all day long.  I rarely take a minute off or away from work, but my business has allowed me to meet some amazing people in the real food community and that has been a real joy in my life.

 Have you ever thought about giving up? What provokes those thoughts?

I do, I have moments all the time. It’s the nature of the beast for sure because I’m trying to motivate people to change habits and old programing around food. It’s really challenging. It was and still is challenging for me personally because of my food history.   Sometimes I feel like I’m swimming upstream, and beating my head against the wall, and then the added extra challenge of fighting against the huge, powerful, influential food industry. This is when those friendships in the real food community really help out, because we are all working “alone” so to speak, but our voices are all working together. We will continue to grow and will make an impact on our food system and our health. I just keep believing and celebrating the small victories. 

 What causes you anxiety/sleepless nights?

I eat well, most of the time, and I go to bed early, so sleep well. Really well. I don’t stay up extra late to finish things or push through, I chose sleep 98% of the time, and it all gets done eventually, but me on a bad nights sleep is just a wasted day ahead and usually a day filled with poor food decisions too. So sleep is a top priority for me.

 What makes you happy?

My kids, cooking and eating with family and friends, scouting out new real food approved places to eat and just a good hard laugh with friends. I love to laugh and I make a effort to do it a lot. I even have this bracelet on my arm that says laugh to remind me to not take things in this life so seriously, just laugh. Shake it off and laugh. Hard. 

 What advice would you tell your 21 year old self?

Stop rushing. There is no finish line, and there is no end. The journey is all you’ve got, so just enjoy every little detail of your days, they go fast. 

 What is the biggest misconception about what you do?

People assume I eat “healthy” all the time. I don’t. They assume my kids eat “healthy” all the time, they definitely don’t. It’s also assumed a lot of the time that I am a nutritionist and I have no interest in that right now. My interest is not talking about the vitamins. minerals and calories in certain foods, my interest is in getting us to eat more vegetables, more real, whole foods, less sugar, better quality packaged foods for real life, and making all of that easy, practical and fun. We don’t need nutritional degrees to eat real food.

 What is your favorite quote? 

Less is More. I believe less of most things really simplifies life and brings a lot more wonderful things to life as well.

Jenny’s 10 Day Online Dinner Boot Camp is going on now

Click here of more details http://program.realfoodscout.com

 

You’re invited to a fundraising event to benefit the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale April 27th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at Lilac And Lilies Boutique. Join us for a special evening of shopping, champagne and sweet treats to celebrate the Junior League’s 80th Anniversary. We will be accepting donation items during the event for the Junior League’s Thrift Store. A portion of all proceeds from the night will go back to this great cause.

The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, for the past 80 years has made tremendous efforts in impacting our community in a positive way through the leadership of well-trained women. Founded by Susan B. Anthony, II, and Charlotte A. Carlisle along with 15 charter members, these dedicated women hit the ground running trying to improve our community as we know it today.

The celebration event will not only pay tribute to their humble beginnings back in 1937 but also, to come together and plan for our future in our community for the next 80 plus years to come! RSVP on Facebook or email Betsy@LilacAndLilies.com.

 

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